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Posted: October 11 2018 at 1:15am | IP Logged Quote M700



Home late on Weds evening after a 15+ hour drive. The mule deer buck fell to a single 115 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip that penetrated completely on a broadside shot, through the rib cage. Trashed both lungs. Range was 350+ yards, shot was from prone. Death was quick.

Also got an antelope at about 255 yards, with my 30-06 and a 165 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip. Waiting on photos of that. I only have one photo that I took.

Home now. Tired. Going to bed.

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Nice deer!

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A big four point..
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Nice deer, nice rifle, nice country.
Just NICE!
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beerd wrote:
Nice deer, nice rifle, nice country.
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Thanks. I love my trips to Wyoming. Been going there about every other year or so for nearly 20 years. Wyoming has always treated me well.

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Meat at last & the tastiest !!

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Excellent! Welcome home.

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Congrats Guy! Interesting that a cartridge that's been around longer than I have (.25/06) can be effective at long range. When reading the gun and hunting mags it's easy to get the impression that the latest and greatest 6.5 whatever is what you gotta have. Almost forgot....the scope has to have as many lines as a Chicago street map.

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doghawg wrote:
Congrats Guy! Interesting that a cartridge that's been around longer than I have (.25/06) can be effective at long range. When reading the gun and hunting mags it's easy to get the impression that the latest and greatest 6.5 whatever is what you gotta have. Almost forgot....the scope has to have as many lines as a Chicago street map.

Randy


Ha! Love it. Thanks.
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doghawg wrote:
. . . Almost
forgot....the scope has to have as many
lines as a Chicago street map.

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Has to have? - No.

But a scope with hold over marks can be
advantageous once you start pushing a
cartridge beyond it's reasonable "point
and click" capability and working out even
further a full grid scope can be useful.
Just wish they weren't so darn expensive
for that kind of rectical (beyond the
normal crosshairs it looks like the whole
or sometimes only the bottom half of the
retical is a very fine graph paper).

But then I'm the nut hunting with full
bore heavy weight low velocity shotgun
slugs out to 200 yards using a single shot
rifled heavy bull barrel gun. When you
are dealing with wind drift and drop that
starts being measured in feet rather then
inches when firing on live game with paper
plate sized vital zones and it takes a
good half second for the projectile to
make it to the target you start wanting
every extra bit of help from your sighting
system that you can get.

It still comes down to the shooter behind
the gun though. As I posted, I slightly
overestimated the range on my most recent
meat harvest and I hit just a little too
high. No matter how well you know your
equipment if you goof up on judging the
range all the fancy doohickeys ain't going
to help.

Edited by turbo1889 on October 25 2018 at 12:46am


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In the last few years, I have gotten to really appreciate mil dot scopes. My introduction was in shooting air guns, with a good scope you can hit things out to 200 yards with a precision air gun, using the dots.
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Posted: October 25 2018 at 6:36am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

I have posted this picture before. This deer was taken at 40 yards, with my AMT .45ACP, using a 240 gr SWC over 6 gr. of Unique.

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Guy

Your deer would make two of mine. j
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